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Materials for Tomorrow

The topic of the 2022 Materials for Tomorrow will be Materials Science for Sustainability and cover all aspects of the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability, WISE. The event will take place at Chalmers Conference Centre, RunAn, in Gothenburg on 24-25 November with several internationally recognized speakers.

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is investing SEK 3 billion in a new research program, the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability (WISE). The aim of the program 2022 is to create the conditions for a sustainable society by researching next generation of ecofriendly materials and manufacturing processes. This will also facilitate better technology for energy systems of the future, and to combat pollution and toxic emissions.


Invitation to the conference Materials for Tomorrow 2022

Topic: Materials Science for Sustainability.
All aspects of WISE, the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability, will be covered:

Conversion, storage, and distribution of clean energy – Circular materials replacing rare, energy-demanding, and hazardous materials – Mitigation, cleaning and protection of atmosphere, soil, and water – Discovery of materials for novel sustainable technologies and applications.

Join us, 24-25 November, at Chalmers Conference Centre.

Register for Materials for Tomorrow, latest 14 November.

Materials Science´s Photo Contest​
Do you want to present a poster? 
Download this template to create your abstract and send it to materials@chalmers.se, not later than 14 November.​


This year we will find out and learn more about how Chalmers University of Technology’s researchers, in collaboration with industry, can take part in the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability, WISE, research program. 

One example is through industry PhD student and postdoc calls, WISE research arenas and more. The program will cover Chalmers University´s activities in the four thematic areas of WISE, we will hear from the WISE leadership as well as from industry representatives. 

Materials for Tomorrow is an annual conference covering research, education and innovation in materials science, with different themes every year. It is one of Chalmers' Initiative Seminars and is a crucial meeting place for people representing research, innovation and society.

Program:

Thursday November 24, 9.30-17.00

  • 9.00: Coffee, The Volvo Foyer.
  • 9.25 WelcomeMaria Abrahamsson, Director for the Area of Advance, Materials Science. Professor at Chemistry and chemical engineering, and coordinator for WISE at Chalmers university of Technology. 
  • 9.30 “Living in a material world” – stories of the past and lessons for the futureBjörn Sandén, Professor of Innovation and Sustainability at Chalmers University of Technology and Vice Chair, Swedish Climate Policy Council. 
  • 10.10 "Next generation batteries - from basic research to societal impact". Patrik Johansson​, Professor of Materials Physics, Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology.​

  • 10.50 A short break.

  • 11.10 "Theory of materials, what we can calculate and what we can not (yet)". Olle Erikssonprofessor of physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University and vice director of WISE.
  • 11.40 "WISE, a new materials science initiative in Sweden". Olle Eriksson​, professor of physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University and vice director of WISE.

  • Lunch 12.30-13.30

  • 13.30 Chalmers activities within the different thematic areas of WISE Industry opportunities within WISE - for SMEs as well as large companies - WISE program office:
  • 13.30 "WISE and industry - opportunities for collaborations"Magnus Svensson, WISE program office Director WISE Research Arenas (WIRA), Linköping University
  • 14.00 “Materials in Civil Engineering Structures”. Karin Lundgren, Professor in Concrete Structures, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
  • 14.25 ”Materials discovery at Chalmers”. Samuel Lara Avila, Associate Professor, Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Quantum Device Physics Laboratory, Chalmers University of Technology.
  • 14.50 ”Sustainable metallic materials – from an engineering perspective”Uta Klement, Professor in Materials Science, Department of Industrial and Material Science, Chalmers University of Technology.

  • 15.15 Coffee
  • 15.45 Panel discussion. The importance of collaboration between academia and industry. Moderator: Maria Abrahamsson, coordinator for WISE at Chalmers university of Technology.​
16.30 - 17.30 Poster session and networking opportunities. You find the abstracts to the poster session in the end of this page.


Lunch and coffee included both days.

Friday November 25, 9.00-12.15

  • ​​9.00-9.30: Coffee, The Volvo Foyer
  • Welcome: Maria Abrahamsson, Director for the Area of Advance, Materials Science. Professor at Chemistry and chemical engineering, and coordinator for WISE at Chalmers university of Technology.
  • We will hear from some of Chalmers Assistant professors within Materials Science and their plans for the futureYou find the abstract to each speaker here. ​
  • "Quantum metal-organic frameworks". ​Matthias Geilhufe, Assistant Professor at Condensed Matter and Materials Theory, Department of Physics. 
  • "Lipid-based nano-carriers in medicin., and their characterisation using small angle scattering". ​Margaret Holme, new Assistant Professor Basic science – Department of Biology and Biological Engineering.
  • "Ab-initio Modelling of Energy Materials​". Julia Wiktor, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory, Department of Physics. 
  • "Future Built Environment: With or Without Cement?​" Arezou Baba Ahmadi, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Building Materials. 
  • "Accelerated Discovery of High-Performance Materials for a Sustainable Future ". Varun Chaudhary, Production Area of Advance – Department of Industrial and Materials Science. ​
  • 12.00. Concluding remarks, announcement of poster and photo awards
12.15. Lunch wrap & Coffee

Poster Session:
  1. Maja Uusitalo: Gold nanorod-assisted photothermal eradication of bacteria 
  2. Niklas Lorén: Structure evolution of phase-separated biopolymer films for controlled drug delivery
  3. Alok Ranjan: Functional Material Microstructure of Antimony Oxide (Sb2O3) Molecular Crystal Gate Dielectrics
  4. Christopher Sauer: Green Aromatics: Catalytic Valorisation of bio-derived 2,5-dimethylfuran over Zeolites and Zeotypes
  5. Alexander Polyakov: Edge-enriched MoS2 metamaterials: microelectrochemical assessment of electrocatalytic activity towards hydrogen evolution reaction
  6. David Adolph and Niklas Rorsman: III-Nitrides Growth with Plasma-Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy for High Electron Mobility Transistors
  7. Ioannis Katsivalis: Thin-ply composites for hydrogen storage applications
  8. Lucas Fine: Neutron scattering studies of oxyhydrides
  9. Marcus Johansen: Nitrogen Configuration Enhances Electrochemical Capacity of Multifunctional Carbon Fibres in Structural Batteries
  10. Annija Stepulane: Antibacterial hydrogel particle surface-modified poly(dimethylsiloxane) for biomedical applications
  11. Ruiqi Chen: Graphene and MXene hollow spheres for high-performance supercapacitors
  12. Tiance An: Monolayer MXene (transition metal carbide/nitride) for superconductor
  13. Smaragda-Maria Argyri: NMR-Lev: A tool for contactless NMR spectroscopy
  14. Robert Auenhammer: X-ray scattering tensor tomography based finite element modelling of recycled carbon fibre reinforced polypropylene
  15. ​​

On Friday 25th there is an opportunity for interested companies to meet with Magnus Svensson and discuss WISE-industry collaborations in more detail. If you would like to join such a meeting, please send an e-mail to materials@chalmers.se and state which company you represent.  

About WISE
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is investing SEK 3 billion in a new research program. The aim of the program is to create the conditions for a sustainable society by researching next generation of ecofriendly materials and manufacturing processes. This will also facilitate better technology for energy systems of the future, and to combat pollution and toxic emissions.

Welcome 
Maria Abrahamsson, 
Director for the Area of Advance, Materials Science

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About Materials for Tomorrow

Materials for Tomorrow is an annual conference - started in 2010 - covering research, education and innovation in materials science. It is one of Chalmers' Initiative Seminars, and is a crucial meeting place for people representing research, innovation and society. ​​​​​​

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